BSG Review “Black Market”

A little late for my usual SciFi Friday reviews, so I'm just posting my BSG review today. I'll post the SG1 and SGA reviews and commentary sometime in the coming days. Following the link for BSG's Black Market. Spoiler Warning! I appear to be in the minority in liking the episode despite its obvious flaws. I think the biggest problem that arose in this episode was the suddenness in which we were expected to accept the sudden pervailing black market as well as Lee's new "frak buddy". Normally BSG has done an excellent job in forshadowing events going on with...

Lament for GA

Well, now that I've gotten my annoyance over the GA fiasco out of the way... :-) I've loved the GA board since I first visited the forum at the suggestion of several fans I knew from Farscape and elsewhere. Despite my good experience with Scaperdom I was leery of the BSG fans because of all the tension between TOSers and NuBSG and the fact that I absolutely despise the Skiffy boards. I had lurked around Ragnar Anchorage and Adama Realm for sometime but neither really caught my attention (though I did eventually sign up at RA). GA seemed different and...

Fenn: What are ya gonna do?

Taking a break from assignments right now since I seem to be frying my brain on my Mathematical Methods for Physicists homework right now. So I come online, read my mail and what's happened? Another fandom blow up, this time over at Galactica Actual board. Not that I didn't suspect something was coming given a few comments here and there. So what was there solution to the conflict among the GA board? Shut it down and make the fans go elsewhere. Brilliant, you morons! I understand it's whoevers board and all, but it seriously pisses me off when fans of...

Misc ramblings

Still tired for some reason. I think I may be coming down with something, though not sure what since I don't feel sick. I'm just practically sleeping all the time. It's kind of annoying. Dang. Forgot the Olympics were coming up soon. I know a lot of people don't like watching the Olympics any more, but I still like it. Not all of it mind you. For example, I've lost a lot of interest in the various skiing and figure skating competitions of the winter games, but I still like the speed skating, luge, bobsled and such. I've even lost...

BSG Fic Rec

Given my recent post on writing better fan fic and then seeing this fic on my flist, I just had to recc widget285's The Absolutely, Positively True (Sort Of) Fictional Adventures...part 1 , a truly hysterical parody worth reading again and again.

Art and engineering or engineering art?

I don't know why I am so tired today. Plans for getting ahead on homework so I can spend time on fannish devotions went out the window after sleeping away most the afternoon and evening (and I still want to go back to sleep). *sigh* Maybe it is the odd weather: freezing cold in the morning, almost spring like in the afternoon. Detail class was interesting today in that my Simple Projects Engineering Group seem to have discovered our inner avant garde metal sculpting talent. Well, at least everyone was joking we had made an interesting piece of metal sculpture...

On fanfic writing…

This is not aimed at anyone in particular, but more a collection of my thoughts on how to improve fanfic writing in general. (Particularly my own ;-). ) Gray's 10 Steps to Better Fic Writing: 1. Spell check. Spell check. Spell check. Use it. We all make mistakes but spell check can help eliminate some of these mistakes. 3. Grammar. Grammar. Grammar. 4. Use a good beta reader, not a suck up just wants to read your stories first. A good beta reader is like gold for fic writing. Take their advice seriously, even if you disagree with it. The...

Nice BSG surprise

Well I was pleasantly surprised to find my cable company has moved the Universal HD channel. Why should that matter? Extra airing of BSG episodes. Sweet! Only found it because I was setting up my weekly reminders list for the four shows I usually watch (BSG, SG1, Atlantis, Farscape) and noted the UHD channel. Did a quick check and yep, sure enough it is now part of the package I use. Tonight's episode: Season 2's Resistance.